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hawksbill

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noun hawks·bill \ˈhȯks-ˌbil\

Definition of hawksbill

  1. :  a small brown or brown and yellow sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) of tropical waters that has a narrow pointed beak and a carapace of overlapping plates — compare tortoiseshell 1




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